“Allison

Allison S. McClure, a lifelong West Virginia resident was graduated from Robert C. Byrd High School in Clarksburg, West Virginia, in 2002 before beginning her collegiate studies at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, West Virginia. During her tenure at Wesleyan, Allison was a member of 2FM and a sister of the Beta Sigma Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta, serving as its Assistant Financial Vice President and Financial Vice President. Allison also received the Alpha Xi Delta Slaymaker-Kinsey Academic Achievement Award for having the highest GPA in her chapter. In May 2005, following only three years of study, Allison graduated Summa Cum Laude from Wesleyan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

Allison continued her studies at the West Virginia University College of Law in August 2005. While at the law school, Allison was a member of the Marlyn E. Lugar Trial Association, serving as its Vice President her third year. Allison also traveled to Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as a member of, respectively, Lugar’s ABA Labor and Employment Section and the Texas Young Lawyers Association trial teams. During her third year, Allison practiced as a student attorney for the West Virginia University College of Law Clinical Law Program, focusing her practice on family law, and served as the Class of 2008's Vice President.

In September 2008, Allison began her practice at McNeer, Highland, McMunn and Varner, L.C., where she focuses her practice on civil defense, court-appointed civil child abuse and neglect and family law. Allison is a trained guardian ad litem and mediator.

In addition to her work at the firm, since August 2011, Allison has served as an Adjunct Professor for Pierpont Community and Technical College, where she teaches courses in domestic relations law, tort law, and business law.

Practice Areas:

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Contract Disputes
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Domestic Relations

Publications:

“Settling a Case Without Compromising Your Ethics: The Ethical Considerations in Settlement Negotiations,” Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel Fall Quarterly 2009 with James A. Varner, Sr.

Reported/Representative Cases:

Williams v. Great West Casualty Company, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 116331 N.D. W. Va. Dec. 14, 2009. (Motion for summary judgment granted, without argument, on negligent and intentional spoliation)

Presentations:

“Substantive and Procedural Law of West Virginia Child Abuse and Neglect Cases,” Harrison County Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), February 2013

Activities/Memberships:

  • Alpha Xi Delta, Iota Chapter, Risk Management/Social Advisor
  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Bridgeport Little League Challenger Division, Coach
  • Alpha Xi Delta, Beta Sigma Chapter Adviser, 2010-2012
  • Harrison County Bar Association
  • Leadership Harrison, Class of 2012
  • International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy, 2011

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